Rule 68 & Copyright Law

Please join us Monday, April 15, 2024 at noon where we will discuss Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 (Rule 68) and the "open question" of whether post-offer attorney’s fees are part of the recoverable "costs" for a defendant, in particular, in copyright cases. I think defendants should be able to use the Rule 68 [...]

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews Please join us Monday, April 01, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Inline Plastics Corp. v. Lacerta Group, LLC, No. 22-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving patent infringement of Inline Plastics' tamper resistant container patents, and Savvy Dog Systems, LLC v. Pennsylvania Coin, LLC, No. [...]

By |2024-04-01T09:02:10-07:00March 29th, 2024|Litigation, Patent|0 Comments

Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps

Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps Please join us Monday, March 25, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Chewy, Inc. v. IBM , No. 22-1756 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of IBM patents, and Maxell, Ltd. v. Amperex Technology Limited , No. 23-1194 (Fed. Cir. 2024) dealing [...]

By |2024-03-25T09:23:59-07:00March 20th, 2024|Litigation, Patent|0 Comments

Understanding Open Source Licensing: Risks, Benefits, and Implications for Intellectual Property

Understanding Open Source Licensing: Risks, Benefits, and Implications for Intellectual Property Open-source licensing has existed since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Free Software Foundation introduced the concept of "free software" and launched the GNU General Public License (GPL). Despite the long-standing use of open-source licenses for over two decades, businesses newly entering [...]

By |2024-03-01T10:52:31-08:00March 1st, 2024|Patent, Licensing|0 Comments

Tips from Recent IP Cases

Tips from Recent IP Cases Please join us Monday, February 5, 2024 at noon where will discuss the importance of patent assignments stemming from Roku, Inc. v. International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2024), the importance of timely filings in motion practice (or lack thereof) as seen in the trademark case Rolex Watch v. Beckertime (5th [...]

ITC Domestic Industry Requirement

ITC Domestic Industry Requirement The International Trade Commission (the ITC) is an agency charged to assist U.S. industry in avoiding unfair competition, particularly from overseas entities. The only relief available to parties who win such disputes is an "exclusion order" which requires U.S. Customs to interdict any products that are impacted by the associated exclusion [...]

By |2024-01-07T14:36:07-08:00January 7th, 2024|Patent, ITC|0 Comments

CAFC regarding claim construction and analogous art

Please join us on Monday, September 18, 2023 at Noon , where we will discuss two CAFC decision for Patents: one re: Claim Construction Apple v Corephotonics 22-1350.OPINION.9-11-2023_2188207 and the other regarding Analogous Art Netfix v Divx 22-1138.OPINION.9-11-2023_2188240. Angelo Gaz, of Counsel to SoCalIP, will lead the discussion.

Two Recent Federal Circuit Patent Cases

Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness and Restrictive Scope of Patent Reissue Please join us on Monday, September 11, 2023, where we will discuss two recent precedential opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the patent sphere addressing [1] when evidence of objective indicia of nonobviousness is correctly argued and [2] issues [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:30:10-08:00September 8th, 2023|Guest Speaker, Patent, Reissue, Obviousness|0 Comments
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